DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,
DXMachina
dxmachina

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Frell, Frell, Frellity, Frell!

I'm a moron. An absolute frelling moron. Just started installing the bookcases, and remember those soffits I nailed in place to cover the header boxes? Turns out that installing them was a huge mistake. Part of the function of the header and footer boxes is to provide firm locations for attaching the bookcases to the wall. The backs of the header and footer are the only structural members along the back of the cases, and the header is by far more the more important of the two. Since the cases go floor the ceiling, by installing the soffits I managed to block all access to the interior of the header box, so I can't attach the tops of the case to the wall.

So now I have to very, very carefully pry the soffits off, and try like hell not to damage the soffits or the cases in the process. Damn it!

The only saving grace is that at least I didn't glue them in place. Now to see if the urethane had the same effect.

Here's a picture of the cases. The soffits are the "ceilings" of the cases.
Subscribe

  • Four Weekends and a Funeral...

    ...or how I spent my summer. I spent a good portion of the summer teaching — the lab portion of my usual MCC assignment on Mondays,…

  • Pollenpocalypse 2014

    Boshe moi, the pollen vortex is frackin' killing me. March finally showed up on April 1st, and for the past few days April has been trying to shove…

  • Snow Daze...

    I am so done with winter... I've had to deal with two full and one partial snow days in the last week and a half. One of the full ones and the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments